Speaker, Ann Frisch
Rotary International 2018 Rotary Peace Champion.
Ann Frisch, of the Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA: Frisch’s Civilian-Based Peace Process introduced the radical concept of “unarmed civilian protection” in war zones around the world. “Sustainable peace,” she said, “requires strong civilian engagement.”
Ann Frisch served as a trained, unarmed civilian protector (UCP) in Guatemala when Nonviolent Peaceforce sent a team to protect threatened women human rights defenders during the national elections in 2007.  Currently she serves the organization as Senior Adviser.  She is co-author and trainer for the first e-learning curriculum for Unarmed Civilian Protectors.